MARC ANNOUNCES PLANS
FOR 2016 SUMMER SOIRÉE, “LA DOLCE VITA”
This year’s annual Summer Soirée, “La Dolce Vita,” will be held at Deep Springs Country Club in Stoneville on Saturday evening, August 13, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. This year’s affair will, indeed, represent “the sweet life,” with an enticing Italian menu and a strolling violinist. Guests can enjoy complimentary beer and wine while perusing the exciting items offered in both the silent and live auction.
As a special treat, local artist Mel Steele has painted a rustic Italian-themed still life oil painting especially for this event. The original will be offered for sale through a blind bidding, with the highest offering taking this beautiful work of art home. The painting is featured on this year’s event program as well as the event tickets, which are $50.
Another exciting addition to this year’s program is the “Golden Ticket.” Only 100 Golden Tickets will be sold at $100 each. Just before the live auction begins, a drawing will be held and the winning Golden Ticket holder will choose one item from among the live auction items.
This year also marks the 200th birthday of historic Wright Tavern. The Tavern, Rockingham County’s oldest surviving building still in use, is in bad need of repair and restoration. There will be a special appeal for funds to restore this historic and cultural landmark for future generations to appreciate.
Tickets are available at the MARC, located in the historic 1907 county courthouse, during the MARC’s regular business hours, or online at www.themarconline.org. Tickets may also be ordered by telephone at 336-634-4949.
GPS Address: 1086 NC HWY 65, Reidsville, NC 27320
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